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In The Trades

Canada’s Building Trades Unions are connecting first-year Red Seal apprentices with small and medium-sized contractors across Canada through the federally-funded In The Trades program. Learn more about the program and apply below.

2023 CBTU Conference

Registration is now open for the 2023 CBTU Conference, Building Jobs for Tomorrow, which will take place May 8-10. Click the button below to register.

Submission on Labour Conditions Attached to Investment Tax Credits

In the 2022 Fall Economic Statement, the federal government committed to opening consultations on clean hydrogen and labour conditions for clean investment tax credits.

The Voice of Canada’s
Construction Workers.

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are the national voice of over half a million Canadian construction workers—members of 14 international unions who work in more than 60 different trades and occupations, and generate six percent of this country’s GDP.

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Sustainable Jobs
Sustainable Jobs

The Gov’t needs to ensure sustainable jobs for all stakeholders, including skilled trades workers.

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How are we
Building Canada?

Construction is Canada’s largest private-sector industry. Its direct impact on the economy is immense:




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of the GDP

Interested in a
Skilled Trades Career?

Through an online assessment and matching portal, prospective candidates will be able to explore all of the unique opportunities and career paths that exist in the unionized construction trades; assess their skills and suitability for a particular trade as a career; get matched with a local building trades union; and identify any gaps or supports they may need to get started.

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